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The Sims 4 Astronaut Legend Challenge

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AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
Hello! This is my first challenge, about an aspiring astronaut proving his(/her, but I'll be saying "his") worth. There are varying difficulty levels and a Brief Mode, which gives a Legacy-style feel to it. Rules that all difficulties follow are:
  • Start off with a YA sim. They must have the Genius trait and a "socially awkward" one too (Loner, Clumsy, etc.)
  • Move them into an empty lot. You may place a bed (Or tent if you have Outdoor Retreat) and a toilet (Or a bush if you have Get Together), but only a fridge if there are no plants in the neighborhood. Oh, and the rocket.
  • Once done, use "Testingcheats on" and "Money (number)" to set your simoleons to 0.
  • The goal of the challenge is to improve your Charisma and Rocket Science skills, and climb through the ranks of the Astronaut career.
Now, time for the diffucculty levels.

'Easy'
In order to win, you need:
-At least level 7 in the Rocket Science Skill.
-Get to the top of the Astronaut career to unlock a new rocket, and then build it.
-A house.
-At least level 4 Charisma Skill.
The rules are:
You may join the Astronaut career once you have level 2 Charisma.
You can use your funds to build a house once you have a job and have finished your rocket.
The house is not considered "finished" until it has a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, and proper flooring/wallpaper.
You can purchase Aspiration Rewards.
You may only use Lot Traits when you have a house.

-Normal-
In order to win, you need:
-To max out the Rocket Science Skill.
-To get to the top of the Astronaut career, and build the reward rocket.
-To own a house.
-At least level 6 Charisma Skill.
The rules are:
You may join the Astronaut career once you have level 4 Charisma. No other jobs; nobody else is willing to hire an outcast like you!
You can use your funds to build a house once you have a job, have finished your rocket, and have level 2 Handiness Skill.
The house is not considered "finished" until it has a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining room, and proper flooring/wallpaper.
You can purchase Aspiration Rewards, as long as they do not speed up how fast you increase your work performance or Rocket Science.
You may only use Lot Traits when you have a house.

~Hard~
In order to win, you need:
-To max out the Rocket Science Skill.
-Get to the top of the Astronaut career, and build the reward rocket.
-To own a house.
-To max out your Charisma Skill.
-At least level 6 Handiness Skill.
The rules are:
You may join the Astronaut career once you have level 4 Charisma, and have finished the rocket. No other jobs; nobody else is willing to hire an outcast like you!
You can use your funds to build a house once you have a job, have finished your rocket, and have level 4 Handiness Skill.
The house is not considered "finished" until it has a living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, study, and proper flooring/wallpaper.
No Aspiration Rewards.
No Lot Traits.

=Brief Mode=
First of all, some rule differences.
Your Sim must be an Adult (if female) or Elder (if male)
You can have a house, but after that, set your money to §500.
Set your lifespan to short.
The winning requirements are the same as the regular modes.
The rules are:
Your heir may join the Astronaut Career if their parent did. If not, they must do the required thing for the difficulty level.
Each heir must have the Genius trait.
When the current heir or founder dies, the heir may continue their work on the rocket.
Non-heirs may have jobs in the Easy or Normal modes, but not on Hard.

%Points% (Optional)
+1 for every required Skill Point gained. (Rocket Science, etc.)
+2 for every non-required Skill Point gained. (Fishing, etc.)
+3 for every non-required Skill Point for a required Skill gained. (For example, level 7 Charisma.)
+10 for every Milestone completed.
+40 for every Aspiration completed.
+15 for every goal of the challenge completed.
+3 for every Whim completed.
+5 instead if the Whim was caused by your Emotion.
+4 for every friend made.
+8 for every BFF made.
+5 for every promotion.
+30 for winning the challenge on Easy, +50 on Normal, and +100 on Hard.

-1 for every time relationship is lost.
-5 if your Sim passes out or pees themselves.
-5 for every Aspiration Reward purchased.
-3 if you get a job besides Astronaut. (Easy Mode only)
-5 for every negative relationship.
-4 if a Genius-exclusive interaction fails.
-10 for catching on fire, getting electrocuted, or eaten by a Cowplant.
-4 if you lose a friend.
-10 if you get your power shut off .(Unless you have the bills glitch)
-10 if the water is shut off, too.
-15 if a rocket crashes.
-5 if your Sim becomes Embarrassed (The emotion, not just a moodlet)
-30 if your Sim dies on Hard, -50 on Normal, and -100 on Easy
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Comments

  • daar1113daar1113 Posts: 45 Member
    Sounds interesting. I'm doing 2 challenge games now so I don't know if I want to start a new one just yet but I'll keep this one in mind. I may have my Simself do this one since I always thought being an astronaut would be cool and I'm socially awkward IRL too! LOL
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    I've started playtesting, and now you can find Sims for the challenge at #Astrolegend .
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    My Clumsy Sim with no trait to help with fishing caught a Cowplant Berry on their first try. :o
  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,413 Member
    Nice challenge :D
  • daar1113daar1113 Posts: 45 Member
    My Clumsy Sim with no trait to help with fishing caught a Cowplant Berry on their first try. :o

    Well, that's totally random... literally... as in the algorithm that determines it must be random! I went fishing with a level 1 fisher right behind his house and got one. I didn't even have to go to the special, "you have to fish here for a really long time and eventually you'll get the Cow Plant Berry" locations either. Then again, how much skill do you really need to "catch" a berry? I mean you either snag it with the hook or you don't, right?
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    I've been playing the challenge and Thomas now has a job! Here's a picture I took while he was building his rocket:01-27-15_10-10nbspAM_zpsqggxz3dl.png
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    Rise from the dead, challenge, RISE!
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump...
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,016 Member
    edited February 2015
    Did I miss it? Is there an update or story of how you did on this challenge? Currently I have a 'few' * ahem * B) saves with different challenges.
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump...
  • haylz18haylz18 Posts: 182 Member
    Cool challenge idea
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump...
  • MegandtheMoonMegandtheMoon Posts: 1,831 Member
    Ooh interesting. I might give this a go at some point. :) I have two stories under way at the moment, but once I have more time I want to give this a try! Especially if aliens will be coming soon! :grin:
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump.
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    UPDATE: Thomas now has a house! Well, more of an outhouse. But still, now he can have furniture!
  • etothepietothepi Posts: 150 Member
    I'll save you the trouble of bumping this too much. I'd like to try it out, when i have more time. I'm on break next week, so it looks good for then.
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    I has a kitchen... sorta
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    bump.
  • Arox312Arox312 Posts: 91 Member
    Gonna start it tonight. Question though once there is a heir, is their lifetime also suppose to be set to short? and does the adult female must marry a sim or just woo-hoo have the baby?
  • AmazingamphyAmazingamphy Posts: 1,730 Member
    Arox312 wrote: »
    Gonna start it tonight. Question though once there is a heir, is their lifetime also suppose to be set to short? and does the adult female must marry a sim or just woo-hoo have the baby?

    Great! Anyway, in Brief Mode, the lifetime is always set to Short. The adult female can do either, but if you marry the spouse can't work on the rocket, but can help make money.
  • Spacey72659Spacey72659 Posts: 1,459 Member
    This seems pretty interesting, and if aliens are coming that's even better!
    I may have to try this one. Always looking for new challenges for my channel.
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